Saturday, 13 September 2014

Nautical Voyage for Countryview Crafts

Hello everyone, it's a busy day here again in my little place in Crafty Blogland. If you want to see what I made and shared earlier today, just click HERE

For this post I am sharing my second project created for Countryview Challenges,where the theme is "Nautical".
I created a card, and it was quite a challenge to come up with something, as really at the time I made it I did not have any supplies that fit the theme. (Since then my lovely blog friend Julie sent my some wonderful die cuts and some little shells, thank you so much Julie!!)

Well, nothing like a challenge right, - so I decided to create my own stuff.
I started my creating a background for my card. I cut a piece of manila card and inked around the out side with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
Next I printed an old map found at the Graphics Fairy on some tissue paper. This is a bit of a fiddle, but if you adhere the tissue with some low tack tape to some printer paper, you can run the whole thing through the printer and this can make for some great backgrounds.
I adhered the map to my card with Glue 'n Seal and then inked around the edges a bit again.
As you can see, I was not quite careful enough and the tissue, which is of course very delicate, tore a bit, - ah well, embrace imperfection, I knew it would partly be covered anyway later on.
 Now for some embellishments:
A "rescue ring", made from a ring of card, cut with two Nestability dies.
I coloured it with Fresco paints, added some shadow with Distress Markers and wrapped some twine around.
I had a little chip board compass rose, I think t is from Tando Creative. I coloured it with Picket Fence crackle paint and then inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Stain and ink.
For the center of the compass, I created another piece, made by stamping the compass stamp from the Classic 1 set by Stampers Anonymous onto some metal foil coloured with Espresso Alcohol Ink in Jetbalck Archival. I then cut out the center.
Another bit of metal, coloured in the same way was run through the rivetted metal embossing folder to add another layer to the card.
Finally a little bottle, cut with the Apothecary Movers and Shapers die from Kraft card. I then coloured it first with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and then various Distress Markers.
I love how you can give a flat piece like this much more of a 3D look just by the way you colour it and add shadows. These dies are designed so cleverly..

I stamped the word Voyage from the Classics 1 set and added that as my sentiment..
Her are some details still of the finished card:
The bottle, a little metal clock and two glass pebbles on a piece of dyed cheese cloth.
The compass and ring all layered up together.

A Philosphy Tag altered with some Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.
Well, there you have it, a nautical card made with mostly home made embellishments. Hope you like it, and if you have not done so yet, why not play along with our challenge over at Countryview Challenges!

Thank you for visiting and stay inky!



40 comments:

  1. Brilliant Astrid, such a clever design and ingenious embellishments..
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  2. Fabulous layering, love all the different textures and techniques, wonderful embellishments....gorgeous! Ruth x

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  3. You have been busy Astrid! I love the details on this nautical piece, from the altered compass to the lost treasure around the bottle. So many clever ideas to get lost in here. Jenny x

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  4. Hello Astrid,
    Yes I can relate with not having anything Nautical.lucky you to receive some embellishments. The card has turned out magnificently.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  6. Great layers...in total it gives a real nautical feel Astrid!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  7. Another gorgeous piece of artwork Astrid, so much lovely texture and interest.

    Wishing you a good weekend.

    B x

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  8. Considering you did not have much in the 'nautical' department you did a fabulous job of creating this beautiful little piece of art Astrid. I especially love the map idea for the background and the rescue ring is so clever! Anne x

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  9. WAUW this is so gorgeous Astrid, and you did an awesome job on all these things here. So perfect made and all looks amazing.

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  10. Astrid what a wonderful card. Love the grunge, LOVE the tissue paper map, actually love it all. You've done an amazing job. Karen.x

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  11. wow texture and color heaven ... you inspire me every time x

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  12. Beautiful nautical piece Astrid! The embellishments are superb and the map background really caught my eye! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  13. A beautiful nautical creation Astrid! I loved following each step from the map upward - so many interesting materials and embellishments used to perfection!
    Hugs from Suzy

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  14. Fantastic texture, Astrid! I love that you printed on tissue. Another way of doing that is to iron the tissue to freezer paper and run it through the printer. That bottle is fantastic, too!

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  15. Gorgeous card and lots of great improvisation! Valerie

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  16. Absolutely brilliant! Love the Graphics Fairy and love printing on tissue paper! Great details on this!

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  17. Another impressive artwork Astrid!
    beautiful!

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  18. I love you created all the pieces for this wonderful nautical creation, love that it becomes different from others ,like that, and it is a wonderful art piece, Astrid. So many sweet details,: the clock, the pebbles and cheese cloth to mention some.
    Thank you for all the explanation, dear friend.
    Dorthe,xo

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  19. Fabulous details and embellishments, its a wonderful nautical piece.
    Yvonne

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  20. A lot of creativity certainly went into this card. Love your old map background tear included.
    Julie x

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  21. Oh, Astrid, this is absolutely gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  22. The good thing is that when we don't have goods on hand we improvise, and you do it so well! LOVE the rescue ring!!! The compass and bottle are awesome touches too! Just a splendid make!!!

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  23. Astrid you are such an inspiration !! You are a fabulous creative artist !! LOVE all what you create and share ! And this piece of a Nautical scene : gosh !!! All the gorgeous details ! And your great way to explain each of them ! Love that you combined metal, tissue, cheese cloth and cut out stamps in such a clever way !!
    Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me and many others !!!!
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  24. You've done it again Astrid. This is gorgeous. Love the whole design. Thanks for showing the making process.
    Anneke xxx

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  25. What a fabulous creation Astrid, you have made a wonderful design with embellishments and colour.
    pam

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  26. Hey Astrid, when I look at your make, I think, what is the one thing that draws me in? It is the old bottle - it really creates the mood for me!
    Sandy xx

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  27. Astrid, I love the way you aged that map! so cool!! Beautifully vintage looking- I love it1 xoxo

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  28. Absolutely beautifully done. I love it.

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  29. Absolutely fabulous Astrid....love the vintage look, as always stunning colours

    Anne

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  30. Wonderful new works which you have designed here, dear Astrid! You've been very busy during my absence and one work is more beautiful than the next. I am excited as always!

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  31. A brilliant nautical card Astrid, I do love the bottle and rusty clock and love the way you have done the map background. Mo x

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  32. I love the ingenuity that you have used on this piece Astrid.. it is very rewarding to see this and using things that we have vs. going out to buy... I love it... very pleasant piece too... colors are alive with the ocean/channel... great piece... you are very talented and I love your work/play. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  33. I can never get enough of the nautical theme ... maybe because there is a history of naval men in the family ... I love the authentic look of this creation ... beautiful!

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  34. Wonderful nautical themed card, Astrid! So many detailed layers of vintage goodness. Love the map, oh and the compass in the lifesaver - brilliant! The bottle resting on the cheesecloth is fabulous. I do love the depth you created with that die! Love this!

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  35. You are a genius Astrid!!! So clever creating your little handmade embellishments and they look fabulous!! Absolutely stunning card!! ox

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  36. Lovely project and I love those colours !
    Corrie x

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  37. That's a fantastic creation with great details. I love the bottle.

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  38. All these components come together so nicely. Love how your colors pop!

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